Hi All, I know this has been asked many times before but I am trying to get some updated info on our planned move to Key West. My wife and I are planning on moving there very soon. We are in our early 50's and have been visiting there since the 80's and always wanted to live there. Next year our youngest son is going to be a senior in college so the time is getting close. We will be buying a modest home there and hope to get two full time jobs with benefits, blah blah blah. We are both professional (IT and Insurance) but we are not overt to reinventing ourselves to be able to live there. We are planning on renting for the first year or so until we get the lay of the land but will most likely buy a home in new town .The sticker shock is not bad since we are coming from NJ and have been looking online for months to see what prices are. y questions are if we both 'QUIT' our jobs up north will we be able to find work in your fine town? We are not looking for the Metro area pay scales up here and understand we will be downsizing on everything from salary to home size to the number of autos and many other things but we feel it will be well worth the risk. We have both read many online resources but always like more information especially from locals. Also what is the flooding situation like? If we were to buy in new town on or close to ground level we most likely would not be able to afford flood insurance or self-insure (6’-7’ flood zones). Is it a big fear for locals or does Key West have a good sewer and pump system? I understand there will be tragedies like Wilma but that is rare (we hope). Thanks in advance for your help.
Cliff & Debbie